An international manhunt for a killer of federal agents will set the stage for
NCIS Boss Teases Michael Weatherly’s Exit Story, Possible Nod to Tony’s Past
As first reported by TVLine in January, Weatherly is exiting TV’s most watched drama after a 13-year run, his final appearance being in the Season 13 finale airing May 17. Now, CBS has released the official synopsis for the milestone hour, which is titled “Family First.”
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alum Sarah Clarke and British actor Duane Henry will appear in the season’s finale two episodes, as an FBI agent and MI-6 agent, respectively — which is right in line with the storyline above. (Both of the actors have options to become series regulars in the fall.)
“We’re really trying to give everybody something that leaves them satisfied,”
boss Gary Glasberg told TVLine of Weatherly’s exit story, acknowledging that writing out the original castmember is “a
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In the procedural’s most recent episode, Tony was prompted to take stock of his “charade” of a life after two mopes who stole his identity remarked to their mark, “You have no life. No wife, no kids, no hobbies, same job, same apartment… Nothing changes with you.”
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How do you think this manhunt for an assassin (and maybe First Lady Michelle Obama, as well?) will factor into DiNozzo’s departure?
I wasn’t before but now I’m worried they’re killing him off…
so is this the witness protection storyline in the may sweeps scorecard?
I’m excited about the possibility of Sarah Chalke joining the cast! I could see her fitting right in.
I think you mean Sarah Clarke, but Sarah Chalke would be funny.
I know. i thought it was Sarah Chalke too and got excited as she’s a good age for Gibbs and would look killer as a redhead too if necessary.
Is it too much to hope that “former agents” might include Ziva?
Yeah a former agent that gets killed by the killer! Oh yeah.
This really doesn’t reveal much. It says generally what the last show is about without giving any useful details. About like a TV Guide program description.
Knowing GG’s writers the entire spectrum of emotions will be touched ending with a lump in everyone’s throat, goodbye Tony.
As long as this is a Ziva free episode…. Tony’s goodbye should be about him. Not Ziva.
Yes. I agree. I think some of these hardcore Ziva fans are selfish. It should be about Tony.
Gee, I wonder if Michael Weatherly feels the same way you do?
There is no way they kill Tony. If the producers say they want people to be satisfied with his exit, that sure wouldn’t do it. I’m certainly hoping for something romantic since they have consistently denied his character that for all these years.
Plus, they’d like the option of goosing ratings 1-2 times a year via returns by him.
He could easily come back again and again as a Mike Franks-type ghost, too.
Except the fans got tired of seeing Mike Franks pop up again & again.
Be careful about the use of “fans” … as one of the show, I always enjoyed Mike’s appearance, since the story line always was more appealing than usual … his supposed departure has left a whole the writers have yet to fill …. tired of seeing him: you, perhaps but certainly not me !
Or like Kate. That uniform would suit him. Lol
When the news first broke about Michael leaving I said I hoped he was killed off & that it led into the next season with the team trying to find his killer. I’m still hoping that’s the way it goes but would also be happy with him being on some unknown killers hit list & having to go into witness protection too.
I just hope however it goes that his final episodes are full of action/drama & that he’s not overshadowed by the arrival of the new agents because Michael deserves a huge send off after all his time on NCIS.
I hope the finale is really Tony centric. It’s been ages since his character has been the key player in a big story and this is us Tony fans last chance to see it. I don’t want to see Tony go into a witness protection program and I especially don’t want to see his exit turn into a Ziva story. I’m hoping for one last and long awaited hero Tony story. Hope the writers are allowed to let someone besides Gibbs, namely Tony, be the hero just this once.
I wish Ziva will be back for Tony’s last episode!
They had to rewrite episodes because of how she chose to leave the show. You will NEVER see her again. Deal with it
Are you sure about that? Never say never when it comes to beloved characters returning.
From de Pablo’s lips to anyone who wants to listen . . . a return ain’t happening .
I foresee and exchange in the very near future. Clayton will come to work with Team Gibbs and Tony will go work with MI6 to be instrumental in the international hunt for the killer(s).
b. It would allow for guest/recurring appearances even if it’s via MTAC (and even if “Bull”) gets picked up.
I just hope it’s a good solid episode and a worthwhile send off for the character that honours his whole storyline, not just one aspect of it.
Yes, *this*. I hope Tony’s exit is about Tony’s journey, and true to the 13 year canon of the character.
Please don’t allow the Obama’s to taint this otherwise amazing show.
I don’t care if it’s Mishka, Barry. their progeny, or Bo – I absolutely do NOT want my favorite show to stoop to the level of the liberal Hollywood wastrels by parading the politically correct and Patriotically Incorrect First Family.
They are only incorrect because you don’t like them. What a shame
I like Bo, how can you not like a dog, by the way it’s Malia or Sasha, and we will get a peak of Michelle, but isn’t that about the House and who happens to reside there at present then anything political. They got permission it’s a huge deal and it still all politics. Ah geez.
It’s sickening how the haters pop up to slam the President and his family every chance they get. Can’t you at least restrict yourself to political sites? Enough already.
It is strange I have not seen anything about Tony’s Dad ( Sr). With the topic Family First. Tony leaves so will father. So maybe leaves to take care of his father.
I don’t think Tony will die but maybe he’s presumed dead and so goes into witness protection.That way the door is left open for his return but us the viewers could know he’s still alive but the characters don’t know.
Just don’t make him go crazy or kill him.
Where’s Ziva!! He must leave after he finds out Ziva had a kid for him 🙏🏻🙏🏻
I think he will be a great loss to the cast. Tony
has been the “glue” that kept al of them together. It will be hard to replace his character. Every “squad” needs a leader, replacing him will be difficult.. Replacing him in the eyes of his viewers will be the most difficult. haracters such as his are hard to write, sustain, or replace.
Good luck in your Future “Tony” , Michael…….I know that I will certainly miss you.
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